Slurry meaning

slûrē
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Any flowable suspension of small particles in liquid.
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Slurry is a thin muddy mixture of liquid and cement or clay.

An example of slurry is what potters use to join two very hard pieces of clay.

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A thin mixture of a liquid, especially water, and any of several finely divided substances, such as cement, plaster of Paris, or clay particles.
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A thin, watery mixture of a fine, insoluble material, as clay or cement.
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(mining) Liquid waste from some types of mining, such as mountain top removal mining, usually very toxic and stored nearby in large dams.
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(agriculture) A mixture of animal waste, other organic material and sometimes water, stored in a slurry pit and used as fertilizer; also used in combination, as pig slurry, etc.
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To make a slurry (of some material).
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To apply a slurry (to).

Next week we will be slurrying the parking lot.

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Slurred, tending to slur.

He spoke with a slurry voice. "” His voice became progressively slurrier as he drank the three bottles of wine.

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Origin of slurry

  • Middle English slori perhaps from sloor mud

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Unclear; probably related to Middle English slore or sloor (“thin or fluid mud"); compare slur. From mid-15th c.

    From Wiktionary

  • From slur (“run together; articulate poorly") +"Ž -y.

    From Wiktionary